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Mohamed continues tours of IDEX
ABU DHABI: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Wednesday continued his tours of several national and foreign pavilions in the International Defence Exhibition and Conference, IDEX 2019, now running at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, ADNEC. During his tour, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed reviewed the key development programmes
 
 
Khalifa receives note from French counterpart
ABU DHABI: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has received a note from President Emmanuel Macron of the French Republic, regarding the bilateral relations between the two friendly countries. The note also touched on ways to further develop relations between the UAE and France in various fields, in addition to the latest developments on the regional and international arenas, as well as a number of issues of
   
Sultan attends Sharjah Children Biennial
SHARJAH: His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, on Wednesday attended the 6th edition of Sharjah Children Biennial at Mughaider Children’s Center for Arts in Sharjah. The biennial is held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs and Chairperson of ‘Rubu’ Qarn (Quarter of a Century)
 
 
Jawaher opens 6th Sharjah Children Biennial
SHARJAH: Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of Rubu’ Qarn for Creating Leaders and Innovators, has inaugurated the sixth Sharjah Children Biennial (SCB)’s art exhibition at Mughaider Children’s Center for Arts in Sharjah on Wednesday. On the occasion, Sheikha Jawaher stated that the key message of this edition of the unique artistic celebration is not only to discover
   
‘Unity Through Inclusion’ for the Special Olympics
DUBAI: What a way to end the work week and prepare for a well-deserved week-end respite on an unclouded cool Thursday morning. Fifty-six people gathered al fresco and freely expressed themselves in an array of gouache (opaque water-based medium) over 16 varying sizes of blank canvases for the March 14 to 21 “Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.” Specifically, 14 pupils from the Al Zuhour Private School in Sharjah, 16
 
 
Fujairah CP highlights pride of Emiratis
FUJAIRAH: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, highlighted the pride of Emiratis at the approach of the Nation’s Founder, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, to coexistence and openness. He also noted that the country and its wise leadership is following Sheikh Zayed’s approach, which is strengthening the values of tolerance among all religions and achieving peaceful human coexistence
   
Abdullah receives National Defence College delegation
ABU DHABI: Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has received a delegation of the National Defence College (NDC) at the ministry’s premises and underlined the importance of grooming future leaders capable of outlining national policies and strategic decision-making. Led by the Staff Brigadier Tareq Khalfan Al Zaabi, NDC Deputy Commandant, the delegation affirmed their deter
 
 
Trader sued for groping neighbour
DUBAI: An inebriated trader suspected to have snuck inside a female neighbour’s apartment and groped her was arraigned on Wednesday. The Arab defendant, 56, entered the bedroom of a Moroccan saleswoman, 33, inside a building in Dubai at midnight on Aug.3 last year and started encroaching on her, she complained to Al Barsha Police Station. When she resisted he slapped her face and battered her arms causing her injuries that took
   
Car runs over fleeing serial robber
DUBAI: A serial street robber met his waterloo after a speeding car hit and ran over him as he dashed across a highway, a jury heard on Wednesday. The Asian defendant – a labourer, 22 – appeared at the Dubai Criminal Court on suspicion he with the help of fugitive accomplices intercepted an Asian man above a pedestrian bridge in Naif area on Nov.20 last year. They assaulted him and decamped with his wallet that contained his nati
 
 
Drivers hit pedestrians and flee
FUJAIRAH: The Fujairah Court of Appeal heard two separate cases against two Asian drivers charged with accidental homicide and non-abidance of traffic laws. According to the first case, the defendant was driving his car at an excessive speed to be surprised by an Asian man who was illegally crossing the road. The defendant ran over the pedestrian and fled the place. The police, however, arrested the defendant a short while later.
   
ERC helps 1,800 Yemeni students with school
HODEIDAH: The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, yesterday inaugurated the Al Fatah Elementary and Secondary School in Al Qataba, Khawkhah District in Hodeidah Governorate, after it had been renovated, rehabilitated and furnished, to support the education sector in Yemen. The ERC’s representative in the Red Sea Coast stated that the project was completed in record time, to enable 1,800 students to resume their elementary and secondary
 
 
Visitor vows to butcher airport cops
DUBAI: A rowdy visitor who vowed to slaughter two Dubai airport officers will spend six months behind bars after which he will be deported. The Arab defendant, 32, threatened to slaughter an Emirati warrant officer, 34, and his compatriot colleague, 33, unless they returned his mobile phone that they had confiscated when he tried to photograph them. He hurled an obscenity at them and talked to them in an inappropriate manner,
   
Brigadier Rashid receives official at IDEX
ABU DHABI: Brigadier Rashid Saeed Al Shehhi, Deputy Commander of the UAE Land Forces, received on Wednesday at his IDEX office, Lieutenant General Muhammad Waseem Ashraf, Head of the Pakistan military delegation. The meeting discussed ways to strengthen UAE’s military cooperation with Pakistan.
 
 
EPAA concludes beach cleaning campaign
SHARJAH: A campaign to clean the beaches of Sir Bu Nair Island will be launched recently. It is organised and implemented by teams from the Marine Sustainability Department and the Communication and Community Services Department of the Environment and Protected Areas Authority, EPAA, with the participation of Sharjah Police General Directorate, Sharjah Municipality and Bee’ah, the Sharjah Environment Company. The campaign aims to
   
India Club turns 55
DUBAI: India Club, one of the oldest social clubs in Dubai, is all set to celebrate its 55th anniversary on Thursday, with a live stage performance by Indian music sensation Papon. India Club, located at Oud Metha, Dubai, is a beehive of activity all year round celebrating various Indian festivals and sports events right from its time of inception in 1964. Angarag Mahanta, known by his stage name Papon, is an Indian playback sing
 
 
Know the alphabet of skin cancer: Dermatologist
DUBAI: The first five letters of the English alphabet serve as a guide to skin cancer. Interviewed on Wednesday, Medcare Multi-Speciality Hospital-Dubai specialist dermatologist/allergologist Dr Khashyar Ghiassi enumerated: A – Asymmetrical shape. “Melanoma (otherwise known as black cancer and the most dangerous) lesions can be identified by their shape. If a mole is assymetrical, it should be examined by a healthcare professional
   
Smart ‘hard hat’ takes 3 students into semi-finals
DUBAI: A technologically advanced Internet-connected hard hat that ensures high levels of safety and comfort for construction workers was among the innovations that made it to the semi-final stage of the Expo Live University Innovation Program recently. Key features of the Smart Hard Hat include sweat and temperature sensors to read the user’s body temperature and to detect onset of fatigue and dehydration, a photo-luminescent
 
 
MBRU launches Design Lab to nurture innovations
DUBAI: Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), the first medical university in Dubai Healthcare City, has launched a pioneering Design Lab, which is aimed at being a global hub for innovation in healthcare. The MBRU Design Lab, launched in line with UAE Innovation Month, will be a centre for nurturing and fostering innovative healthcare solutions, to improve the delivery of care, ultimately
   
Ministry hosts graduation ceremony
DUBAI: Under the auspices of Dr Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al Rand, Undersecretary of the Ministry’s Health Assistant Sector, Health Centers and Clinics and in the presence of Dr. Haifa Fares, acting Director of the Primary Healthcare Department and Head of Workgroup, the Ministry of Health and Prevention “MOHAP” organized a graduation ceremony of the first batch of the programme “Boost the Efficiency of General Practitioners in Family
 
 
Artists set for Art Dubai Residents
DUBAI: Twelve artists represented by a selection of Latin America’s leading galleries have arrived in the UAE to take part in Art Dubai Residents, Art Dubai’s unique annual residency programme and gallery section. Coming from Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Cuba and Colombia, the invited Residents artists will spend 4 to 8 weeks immersing themselves in the life and culture of the Emirates and the local art scene to create new artworks
   
3rd Sustainability and CSR Awards presented
DUBAI: To recognise companies and individuals implementing outstanding Sustainability and CSR initiatives across the region, the third edition of the Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards was held in Dubai. The Gulf Sustainability and CSR awards was hosted by Awards International and supported in collaboration with International Humanitarian City and Dubai Carbon as the Strategic government partners. Khalid Al Awadhi, Deputy CEO of
 
 
Emirates Park Zoo & Resort celebrates Zebra Day
ABU DHABI: Emirates Park Zoo & Resort recently hosted ‘Zebra Day’ at the zebra area and zoo school. With posters covering the zoo, enchanting the slogan ‘Don’t strip the stripes from the nature: Save the Zebra’, to raise conservation awareness on the stripped mammals. The initiative was introduced to create a program that has children coming back year after year to enhance their understanding of animals and nature with an
   
Dubai Cares’ volunteers to land in Malawi in June
DUBAI: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced a new destination for its popular volunteering initiative “Volunteer Globally” with the initiative now covering Malawi in addition to Cambodia, Nepal and Senegal. Dubai Cares’ Volunteer Globally comprises a weeklong mission to set the foundation for a school alongside local communities, whereby volunteers assist in digging, picking,
 
 
Schizophrenic patient kills roommate
SHARJAH: The Sharjah Criminal Court heard the case of an Asian charged with murdering a compatriot. The murderer’s lawyer told the Sharjah Criminal Court that the murderer did not intend to kill the victim, as he was suffering from schizophrenia and received treatment at a private hospital in Dubai, according to medical report. The lawyer added that when the suspect assaulted the victim after a dispute, he lost his mind and
   
Family medicine meet starts on Feb.25
DUBAI: Under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of Dubai Health Authority, the 6th International Family Medicine Conference and Exhibition – IFM, an event dedicated to family physicians and experts, will be taking place from the 25th to the 27th of February at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Being held under the theme ‘Improving
 
 
Pink Caravan team ready to embark on Pan-UAE Breast Cancer Awareness Ride
DUBAI: Equestrians taking part in the ninth edition of the Pink Caravan Ride (PCR), the UAE’s most prominent breast cancer awareness campaign by the Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP) initiative, have received their guidelines ahead of their seven-day journey across the seven emirates. PCR’s Higher Organising Committee organised a special gathering at Du Jumping Club in Dubai on Tuesday to complete final preparations for the ride,
   
ADIBF names Ousha Al Suwaidi as ‘Focused Personality of the Fair’
ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, ADIBF, 2019, taking place from 24th to 30th April, has selected the late Ousha Bint Khalifa Al Suwaidi (also known as ‘Fatat Al Arab’) as its ‘Focused Personality of the Fair’, in recognition of her major impact on the UAE’s legacy of Nabati poetry. Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, DCT Abu Dhabi, ADIBF is dedicated to honouring and celebrating the
 
 
World’s youngest pilot, Nasser, to represent UAE at Dubai Masters
DUBAI: Under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, Dubai will host its first International Master Competition for RC Aircraft from Feb 23-27. Supported by Dubai Sports Council, the Dubai Masters RC Championship will take place at the Skyhub RC Campus in Al Lisaili on the Dubai-Al Ain Road, with elite professional pilots from around the world
   
AUS filmmaker receives Best Documentary Short award
SHARJAH: Assistant Professor Becky Beamer from the College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) has received the Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short Film at the Portland International Film Festival 2018, for her film Ward: B12. Ward: B12 offers a hyper-realistic behind-the-scenes view of the low-cost maternity ward, B12, at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia.
 
 
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